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My goal is to only spend $5 total for dinner to feed my family of 3. It usually includes a protein, starch, and fresh vegetables. I rarely used canned vegetables, I can get fresh for just a little more. For me it’s worth it to pay a little extra for fresh, it tastes so much better. You’ll find other money-saving tips here on our blog and if you want more ideas for meals that cost $5 go to the Category $5 Meal Ideas. Wondering how I break it down? Keep reading and I’ll show you. Here is Another $5.00 Meal, Chicken Curry with Vegetables & Rice.
How to make it:
This is how I make Chicken Curry with Vegetables & Rice, super easy and inexpensive to make. (The recipe is below) Cut up 1lb of chicken breast and stir fry it with a diced onion. When the chicken is cooked I add chopped carrots and chopped potatoes and pour in 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil and then cover and reduce heat to low, simmer for 15 minutes.
Here’s the recipe and the breakdown for Chicken Curry with Vegetables & Rice:
1 Lb Chicken Breast $1.49 (I got in on the Zaycon Chicken deal when it was $1.49 lb, that ran out so now I get it at the grocery store for $1.99 lb)
Curry Seasoning $2.20 (A box is $4.40 and makes 2 meals)
Potatoes $ .25
Carrots $ .25
Onion $ .25
Rice $ .50
3 Cups Water
Total $4.94 plus leftovers for lunch the next day
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Here it is finished, looks beautiful and so delicious, definitely one of my favorites. You do want to use the fan on the stove hood while you are cooking because the smell lingers in the house forever if you don’t. For more ways to get rid of the curry, smell read my article Love Curry but Hate how the Smell Lingers in your House.
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